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Review: Lincoln

Review: Lincoln

- Review by Rob Nijman. UK release: 25 January, 2013. After the curtains open Spielberg shows his leading man with his back turned to his audience, not unlike Aronofsky’s introduction of Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. President Lincoln has an entirely different bout to face though. His country is still very much at war, while he struggles with his...

Review: Django Unchained

Review: Django Unchained

- Review by Rob Nijman. UK release: 18 January, 2013. Few movies made me fancy all things cinema quite like Pulp Fiction. Further back, Commando and The Last Boy Scout spring to mind, for altogether different reasons, and later I grew rather fond of the directorial oeuvres of Scorsese and Scott, Huston and Wilder, Mann and Stone – to name but a few. Reservoir...

Review: Blade Runner

Review: Blade Runner

25th Anniversary Final Cut – review by Rob Nijman In the early eighties, I missed the theatrical release of Blade Runner as my parents were in the midst of conceiving me. Then I missed the 1992 Director’s Cut, as I still wasn’t allowed to watch certain movies after ED-209 went all Siegried & Roy in Verhoeven’s Robocop. Neither have I seen...